Nicholas Pooran punishes Shubman Gill for lazy running


Aryan Surana

India got off to a rosy start in the ODI series opener against West Indies as Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill forged a 119-run partnership for the first wicket. Gill, who looked in glorious touch as he made a return to the XI in the fifty-over format after 16 months, had his innings cut short owing to some lazy running. Gill was playing on 64 off 53 deliveries and was looking set for a big one, but had himself to blame for the dismissal. He tucked a short-pitched delivery towards midwicket, but ran rather casually as Nicholas Pooran picked the ball, swivelled and nailed a direct hit at the non-striker's end.